Hi! To start off, please tell us your name, where you’re from, and what you write.Hi! I’m Maddison Michaels and I write sexy history with a dash of mystery! I’m from Sydney Australia and I love to write Victorian historical romantic suspense.
How did you become an author? Please share a bit of your journey with us
I’ve always known that I wanted to write stories ever since I was 11 years old and entered my first writing contest, which I came second in. Then when I read my first historical romances by Amanda Quick and Julie Garwood when I was 18, I know then that I wanted to write historical romances.
What are you working on now? Do you have a recent or upcoming release
I’m working on book 1 in a new series about a group of women who start a gazette to publish all the secrets and dirt on the bachelors of the ton! Book 3 in my Saints and Scoundrels series releases this month on the 27th of January.
What is the most challenging part of writing romance?
For me, I love to combine an element of mystery and suspense to my romances, so the challenge is getting the balance right for both the romance side of the story and the mystery side.
What kind of research do you do when you set out to write a new book?
I research the time period, the places they’ll visit and the fashions of the era.
Please share one piece of advice to aspiring authors - what do you wish someone would have told you?
Just keep writing! And read lots – both fiction and non-fiction writing craft books. And don’t take NO for an answer, consider it a next and move on.
What do you love the most about the month of January?
My birthday is in January, so I always like to go on a holiday over the time – so I look forward to that every year!!
City, suburb, or small-town? Suburb, by the beach!
Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or white chocolate? Dark chocolate – rich and deliciously sinful…
Alpha, beta, or both? Alpha
Vampire, werewolf, demon or angel? Demon – who can be redeemed
Wine, whiskey or punch? Punch – fun and sweet, and so very easy to drink, lol!
Thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween, or other? Christmas for sure, it’s the most magical time of year – especially having an eight year old.
Boxers, briefs, or commando? Briefs… something so yummy about a guy in briefs – leaves much to the imagination!!
Cowboy boots, biker boots, or flip-flops? Cowboy boots…
Leather, lace, or silk? Silk – so soft and luscious!
Cake, cookies, or crumpets? Cake for sure
Top, bottom, or against the wall? All…
Biceps, abs, or buns? Biceps – I’m a sucker for a guy with delicious biceps
Cats, dogs, or exotics? All!! I love all animals (well except for snakes… I’m not a fan of them!)
The Sinful Scot
Constance Campbell, the Duchess of Kilmaine, once believed that all she needed in life was a duke. But everything unraveled when she realized her perfect husband was a perfect monster. Now broken beyond repair, she hides her misery behind a perfect Society mask...even from her childhood friend, Alec.
Dr. Alec McGuiness reluctantly finds himself back in Scotland, and checking up on the only woman to ever get under his skin, Connie. After she spurned him many years ago, he knows his humble life as a doctor could never be enough for her. But when the Duke of Kilmaine is murdered in cold blood, with Connie sleeping right next to him in bed, Alec knows he must protect Connie at all costs from those who would frame her for the duke's murder.
Now on the run, Connie feels a freedom she only ever dreamed about, and an unexpected attraction to the man who is keeping her safe. But even if they can win her freedom and clear her name, could she ever open her heart up to someone again?
** Content & trigger warning: this novel features themes, imagery & content that my be triggering for some readers. Discussions of domestic violence, physical abuse, rape & death appear within. Scenes depicting anxiety, panic attacks & graphic violence/death also appear **
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